Acacia Coast

After developing an appreciation for craft beer while living in Portland, Ore., Acacia moved to Durango, Colo., for college, and finished her degree in international business in Chambéry, France. After college, she began work with the Center for Creative Leadership, a world-renowned non-profit executive leadership and research organization. During her four years at CCL, she coordinated and managed leadership programs for executives from countless industries around the world. Currently, Acacia works with the BA's government affairs team as the state brewers associations coordinator, traveling the nation in support of America’s craft brewers guilds.

  1. Headed to Boulder HQ for a few days with my colleagues in the beautiful Spruce St office this week.
  2. CCBA bi-annual meeting in San Diego always impressive & informative, all seminars host top-notch speakers. Be sure to check out the upcoming CA Craft Beer Summit!
  3. Closed Hawaiian CBG meet with project deadlines & progress promised… headed to CA CBA meet in SDO today.
  4. Headed to NY for annual NYSBA meeting and TapNY local craft beer & food fest at Hunter Mtn.
  5. Joining BA staff in Denver for GABF. Looking forward to discussing state guilds at the Support Your Local Brewery Pavilion.
  6. Meeting with the leadership of 11 state guilds at the annual Midwest regional guild gathering.

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Montana Brewers Association’s Tony Herbert Passes the Torch

July 1 marks the departure of Tony Herbert after nearly seven years as executive director at the Montana Brewers Association (MBA). Tony supported multiple sessions of legislation, including: 2009: Passed legislation increasing ABV for beer to 14%, up from a cap of 8.5%. 2011: Passed a bill allowing for growler sales in taverns, and failed on a …More